On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1936

Historical Events

US Open Women's Tennis

50th US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: #3 seed Alice Marble beats top seeded fellow American Helen Jacobs 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his 8th and final Grand Slam event before turning pro; beats American Don Budge 2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8

Famous Weddings

  • "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
1936 Highlights

About September 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo